zf000978Regular price $58.00 Save $-58.00
This green turquoise corn maiden was carved by Carl Etsate. She is stately and serene, a reminder of these qualities to us all in these times. She has inlaid jet eyes and dots representing corn kernels, and a sweet red coral mouth and dots representing corn kernels.
Size: 2.375" H x .675" W
Corn maidens represent everything good about being a woman: strong, kind, compassionate, nurturing, and powerful. There are many Indigenous stories about how corn was brought to the people at a time when there was hunger, and how a sacred, sometimes other worldly, female being brought them corn. Corn maidens come with a card detailing the meaning, the carver, and the material they are carved from.
Traditionally, Zuni carvings are symbolically fed cornmeal. Each Zuni fetish comes in a box with a descriptive card and a tiny bit of corn meal to tide them over until they reach you.